Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Birthday Tracker

My mother-in-law posted one of these on my timeline a couple months ago saying she wouldn't mind one for her birthday.  So, a few weeks ago, I went out to get some supplies to make her one.

I found this chicken wire frame at JoAnne's and painted it blue.

I also purchased some wooden circles and drilled a hole in the top and bottom of each.  This is where the names/birthdays will go.

Then I forgot to take pictures of most of the next steps.  It's pretty self explanatory however.  I made a simple banner with some scrap material I had and stuck scrapbook letters on it to spell 'Happy Birthday'.  I used jewelry rings to string the circles together and attached them to the frame using some metal loops I found at Lowe's.  Each loop will be for a different month.

Next I made a few flowers out of material.

And here's the finished product!  I gave this to her for her birthday.  It took a couple trips to the craft store and Lowe's throughout this project to get all the pieces and parts right, but in the end I think it turned out cute!

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Weekend Situation - 10/3

Last week, a friend and I ventured to Myrtle Beach despite an impending hurricane offshore.  It it ended up not being any problems for us.  Thursday and Friday there was on and off rain and Saturday was sunny so we actually got out on the beach!!

Thursday we spent some time shopping at the outlets then went to a paint night at Paint and Unwined.  The class had several 'regulars', that were super nice and welcoming. I definitely recommend this place if you are in the area!  After we painted, we had dinner and saw a band.

 Friday, it was on and off rain, so after lunch we tried out a local winery. While neither my friend or I are big wine drinkers, this turned out to be one of the best things we did!  I mean we got to sample 15 wines, have our own free cheese/crackers and a glass of wine all for only $10!  Plus we got to keep the sampling glass.  The people at Duplin winery were super nice and very knowledgeable about their wines.

After spending a majority of the afternoon hanging out at the winery, we went to check out a local brewery.  The outside did not seem very inviting, but once we got inside, it turned out to be a cool place.  The beer wasn't bad either!  We both sampled a light beer at New South Brewery.  After dinner, we headed back to the condo to watch a movie.

Saturday the sun came out and after lunch we sat on the beach to enjoy the weather and some people watching!

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Weekend Situation - 9/26

This weekend started with a movie night at the girl's school.  They each  made a box car to sit in during the movie.  Here are a couple pictures of them making their cars, but I forgot to get a good picture of the finished products! :(

On Saturday, we planned to go apple picking, but the weather was rainy, so instead we rode out to Scottsville for lunch and got our growlers filled at James River Brewer.  I love their chalkboard taps.

A lot of the breweries we go to have games and the girls will sit and play the whole time.  MK just learned how to play Rummy and she's taught the whole family.

Sunday, we just went to church and made dinner at home. The girls even made brownies for dessert!

Friday, September 25, 2015

New Items in the Shop - 9/25

I've added a couple Christmas items to my shop this week.

Be sure to check out my Halloween items as well, it will be here before you know it!